Snowshoe Lessons at Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Snowshoe lessons will be offered throughout the winter to Washington County Park visitors at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. An instructor from Warner Nature Center will be on hand to help participants trek through the snow. Participants will learn the basics of the ancient art of snowshoeing as they explore off-trail areas and search for wildlife.
Available snowshoe lesson times are 1 to 2:15 p.m. Sundays Jan. 20, Feb. 3, and Feb. 24. If these lesson times fill and snow cover exists, more lessons will be added.
Warner Nature Center will provide the snowshoes, Participants are required to wear boots and dress in layers according to the weather. The fee for the program is $5 per person; participants must be 9 years old or older. Registration is required; class size is limited. Register by calling the Lake Elmo contact station at 651-430-8370.
This program meets at the previous ski shelter building near the main trailhead parking lot. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10 one mile north of Interstate 94 in Lake Elmo.
For program information, trail maps, and directions see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks. Park vehicle permits are required on all vehicles ($5 per day or $25 annually) and are available for purchase at the park contact station.